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IB DP Hexagon Prezi

An introduction to the IB DP at Oberlin High School

David Hathaway

on 25 January 2017

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Quotes about the IB Programme from IB Diploma Graduates

…I find that [IB’s] greatest benefit was that it left me with a better understanding of myself: my capabilities, my strengths as well as my weakness.
By pushing my boundaries, the program compelled me to strive for a higher degree of excellence
and in doing so it fostered within me both academic and personal growth…”

“I think that IB is a great opportunity, not just for me, but for everybody else. It doesn't just
give you a challenge – it helps you grow, mature, and learn responsibility
. It teaches you to become a better person.”

These quotes are from In Their Own Words: Quotes about IBO
Why IB DP?
Quotes about the IB Programme from College Admissions Counselors

“IB is well known to us for excellent preparations.
Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard.
We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.” — Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Director of Undergraduate Admission

“Send us prepared students a la IB…
It is the “best” high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.
” — Marilee Jones, Former Director of Undergraduate Admission,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

These quotes are from In Their Own Words: Quotes about IBO
Why IB DP?

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop
inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people

who help to

create a better and more peaceful world


intercultural understanding and respect

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop

challenging programmes


international education


rigorous assessment

These programmes encourage students across the world to become

active, compassionate and lifelong learners


understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right
The IB Mission Statement:

International Baccalaureate
Diploma Program

(Grades 11 and 12)
Complete 6 IB DP courses (3 HL & 3 SL), possible total of 42 points

Complete all 3 core elements (EE, TOK, CAS), possible total of 3 points

Earn a total of 24 points out of a maximum of 45
Earning an IB Diploma
3 Higher Level Subjects
240 teaching hours
Internal Assessments and External Exams
each graded on a scale of 1 to 7

3 Standard Level Subjects
150 teaching hours
Internal Assessments and External Exams
each graded on a scale of 1 to 7

Creativity Activity Service (CAS)
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Extended Essay (EE)
Diploma Requirements
(Mrs. Miller) (Mrs. Lahetta) (Mrs. Lahetta)
IB DP Core
Colleges and Universities Want IB Diploma Students
(scholarships and college credit)
OHS IB DP Subjects
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
English Language and Literature SL
English Literature HL

Group 2: Language Acquisition
Spanish SL
Mandarin SL

Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Business and Management SL (1 Year)
Psychology SL (1 Year)
Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) HL
History HL
IB Diploma Program Framework

Group 4: Experimental Sciences
Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) SL (1 year)
Physics SL
Biology HL

Group 5: Mathematics
Mathematical Studies SL
Mathematics SL
Mathematics HL

Group 6: The Arts (optional with a second course from 2-4)
Music SL & HL
Art SL & HL
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